Survivors of Breast Cancer

  • In 2018, an estimated 6.8 million women worldwide survived breast cancer:
    • After being diagnosed within the previous 5 years
  • Unfortunately, and because most cancer registries only record the incidence and mortality but not the date of relapse:
    • It is unknown how many of these 6.8 million women are:
      • Living with metastatic disease and how many are cancer-free survivors
  • Meeting the long-term medical and psychosocial needs of survivors in low- and middle-income countries is particularly difficult due to limited resources:
    • These issues are attracting global attention
    • The emergent issues include but are not limited to:
      • Common adverse effects over long periods after cancer treatment
      • Loss of strength
      • Sexual dysfunction
      • Bone health
      • Physical health concerns
      • Mental health concerns

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